Monday, 23 June 2014

New website

I am now going to be moving my Blog over onto my main website. So to keep up to date head on over to

All the best Blogger

Monday, 4 March 2013

A painting that ran out of time.

Just something I was whipping up for an online comp.

Never had enough time to finish it in the end. Maybe one day :)

Heres a Little bit of process as well. Was a fun painting to try and tackle.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A quick drawing that turned in to a quick painting

So I have been working on and off for a little while now on a Personal Project of mine. I came up with the idea In Annecy a couple of years ago. No doubt inspired by the magnitude and clarity of the Lake in the sunshine. 
Ever since I have been exploring Ideas for the look and feel of the piece. My first inclination was to go for an Inky brush pen look. Using silhouette and washes of water colour to create a moody and intense atmosphere. Similar In some respects to the concept art done for brave. 
(Artist links pending) 

 But then I didn't . . .


All painted In one layer which was a pleasant challenge.

Friday, 2 November 2012

October 2012 11 second club


So been working on and off, on an 11 second club challenge!
This is what i have entered (sorta didnt invest enough time) and so im treating it as a WIP. Gonna wait on the feedback that i may or may not get after voting and then work back into it.

If anyone else has comments or suggestions. Always appreciated.

All the best

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Bus stop guy

Just a quick one this time.
A test to see which direction I might go in for this story idea.
Quite inspired by the watercolours of Bill watterson

Would love some feedback on what you think is working and what isnt.

A few months of hectic wrapped up in 20 ish sketches

So its been a while since i have posted anything. This is due in main to the last few months of my life being completely up in the air. 
I have now established myself in London. Living in a lil place called Cricklewood/Willesden green. (Still not entirely sure which one is closer) And I am working at Karrot animation/entertainment as a Junior.

Meanwhile in a vague effort to not lose the ability to draw while all this was going on I have sketched from time to time. Not always successfully, as you will soon see. (I'm uploading everything, even the rubbish!)
I feel like I really need to get back on board with drawing properly again. Dedicate a nice proportion of my day to drawing I think every day. I'm doing this mainly because despite it all, hand drawn animation is still where my heart lies deep down. As much as I love digital 2D and CGI there is just something magic about a really well executed drawing  coming to life.

Anyways So we have  . . . .

Sketches all the way back from Annecy this year. These where done whilst waiting to go see Paperman (one of the best animated shorts i have seen in a while). Will be in front of Wreck it Ralph. Go see ;)

More Annecy. Looks like I was really struggling that day, though I'm enjoying the chubby guy on the bench at the bottom. 

These two where drawn again in Annecy whilst having some downtime in our chalet. The entire point of them was to force myself to stop drawing all my character designs like the main character from my grad film. (When you have drawn one character for a year its hard to break the mould)

Mike on his PSP. Bless him xD

The original rain man!! Among other things. Always liked this image. Seems so joyful.


Julia Sarda artist studies. If you havent seen this illustrators work, go check it out. Stunning stuff. Learnt a lot about shape looking at these drawings.

The View from the balcony at Karrot. The building in the distance is the Strata tower in Elephant and Castle. Designed to maximise eco efficiency, and as such, a perfect opportunity for me to nerd out.

A couple of pages of Bus drawings. Done on my 468 to croydon excusrsions.

Tor!! Hehe love this image. This is sat in a coffee shop in Trafalgar square waiting for the grad show at the BFI southbank.

Some southbank images. Featuring, randoms, Mike and Carmen.

Two images on the left where drawn in a quiet moment at Karrot. Gervais, an animator in the commercial department and the guy who created the recent benjamin grosvener music video. And Mark, another commercial animator.

A couple of disney studies. Always enjoyed doing these. They seem to teach me something new every time.

Just a few people ambling about at a sue ryder sale in Nettlebed.

Playing around with a character Ive had in my head for a while. The image on the far left was closest to what i wanted. The others  . . . meh :P

Further explorations of the same character. Really inconsistent so far. Really need to work on that.

A study of some work by Devon Stubblefield. An incredibly gifted student at Cal arts.
Check out his blog here.

A character im working on for a puppet style after effects animation.
And finally

A few shape and structure ideas for some illustrations I'm doing for a friend.

So yer this about covers it so far. Got a lot to do to get to where I wanna be. But that's half the fun. Like a game, the enjoyment comes from the challenge not the completion.

Hopefully a lot more to come soon.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Rainy man

Woo, Little rainy man!
Kinda what i felt like doing today, instead I worked. 
Gonna work back into this

In the mean time, first post in ages!!! Welcome back to blogland Graeme
"Well, now, its a pleasure to be back"

Catch ya laters bloggers